Undergraduate Degree: Concentrations

Concentrations are not required, but are intended to provide students with the option to obtain a more focused education in a particular field of study or sub-topic within a given field. To satisfy the requirements for a concentration, students must select at least 4 courses from any of the categories listed below. At least two courses must be from Bioengineering.

Download the form to declare a Concentration here.

*Students may count only one of the asterisked courses per concentration

Please note: Students who are submatriculating MUST meet all of the concentration requirments BEFORE obtaining their undergraduate degree.

Biomedical Data Science and Computational Medicine

Employs concepts and infrastructure from computer science and broad-based principles from engineering, applied mathematics, physics, and chemistry, to navigate large data sets of biological information and model biomolecules to gain insight into complex biological systems.

Course options:
*BE 490 Independent Research in Bioengineering
BE 504 Epigenomics BE
521 Brain-Computer Interface
BE 530 Theoretical Neuroscience
BE 541 ENGR & Prin of Cancer
BE 559 Multiscale Modeling of Biological Systems
BE 566 Network Neuroscience
BE 567 Modeling Biol Systems
CBE 525 Molecular Modeling and Simulations
ESE 305 Foundations of Data Science
GCB 535 Introduction to Bioinformatics
GCB 536/BIOL 437 Computational Biology
GCB 537 Advanced Computational Biology

Biomedical Devices

Design of instruments, implants or other biotechnologies that are used to diagnose, prevent, or treat disease. They require design, fabrication, manufacturing and interfacing with biological systems. 

Course options:
BE 470 Medical Devices 
*BE 490 Independent Research in Bioengineering 
*BE 502 From Biomedical Science to the Marketplace 
BE 514 Rehab Engineering & Design 
*BE 515 Bioengineering Case Studies 
BE 518 Optical Microscopy 
BE 521 Brain-Computer Interface 
BE 551 Biomicrofluids 
BE 570 Biomechatronics
ENGR 566 APOC Design
ESE 215 Electrical Circuits and Systems I 
ESE 292 Electromechanical Prototyping (0.5 cu) 
ESE 460 Principles of Microfabrication Technology 
ESE 505/MEAM 513 Control of Systems 
ESE 529 Introduction to MEMS and NEMS 
*MEAM 101 Introduction to Mechanical Design
MEAM 201 Machine Design and Manufacturing
MEAM 410/510 Design of Mechatronics
MEAM 415/OID 415/IPD 415 Product Design

Cellular/Tissue Engineering and Biomaterials

Engineering of synthetic and/or biological materials to support or manipulate cellular or tissue growth. Constructs are used to understand cell behavior, as tissue implants or as platforms for therapeutic applications.

Course options:
BE 330 Soft Materials
*BE 490 Independent Research in Bioengineering
BE 512 Bio III - Biomaterials
BE 540 Biomolec & Cellular Eng
BE 553 Tissue Eng/PR/MTHD/APP
BE 558 Prin of Biol Fabrication
CBE 430 Polymers & Biomaterials
CBE 557 Stem Cells, Proteomics and Drug Delivery - Soft Matter Fundamentals
Biomedical Imaging and Radiation Physics
Physics of medical and biological imaging modalities, the use and effects of radiation in imaging and therapy, methodologies for image acquisition and processing, development of computer-based imaging theory and analysis methods, and the development and use of contrast media and molecular imaging agents.

Course options:
*BE 490 Independent Research in Bioengineering
BE 518 Optical Microscopy
BE 537 Biomed Image Analysis
BE 546 Fund Tech of Imaging I
BE 547 Fund Tech of Imaging II
BE 580 Medical Radiation ENG
BE 581 Tech-Mag Resonance Imaging
BE 583 Molecular Imaging
BE 584 Math of Med Image/Measure
BMB 601 Fundamentals of Magnetic Resonance
BMB 602 Imaging Biomarkers
BE 650 Adv Biomed Imag Applic
BIBB 421 Functional Imaging of the Human Brain
MMP 511 (Image Based Anatomy)
MMP 512 (Radiation Biology)
PHYS 421/529 Modern Optics

Systems and Synthetic Biology

Understanding the nature of molecular and cellular processes and how individual biological entities interact to produce function at the cellular and organism level. It also includes the development of new devices, biomolecules, or biomimetics to control or manipulate these interactions to introduce new functionality, improve function and/or impair function.

Course options: 
*BE 490 Independent Research in Bioengineering 
BE 540 Biomolec & Cellular ENG 
BE 541 ENGR & Prin of Cancer 
BE 554 ENG Biotechnology 
BE 558 Prin of Biol Fabrication 
BE 559 Multiscale Modeling of Biological Systems 
BE 567 Modeling Biol Systems 
CBE 479 Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering 
CBE 480 Laboratory in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering 
CBE 557 Stem Cells, Proteomics and Drug Delivery - Soft Matter Fundamentals 
MEAM 663 Entropic Forces in Biomechanics

Neuroengineering

Neuroengineering involves the confluence of neuroscience, device development, computation, and mathematics in an effort to better understand, track, and modulate neural function in health, disease, and degeneration. BE 566 and BE 521 are REQUIRED for this concentration.

Course options: 
*BE 490 Independent Research in Bioengineering 
BE 521 Brain-Computer Interface 
BE 530 Theoretical Neuroscience 
BE 566 Network Neuroscience 
BIBB 251 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology 
BIBB 421 Functional Imaging of the Human Brain 
BIBB 479 Neural Systems and Behavior 
NGG 572 Electrical Language of Cells 
NGG 573 Systems and Integrative Neuroscience

Multiscale Biomechanics

Understand how biomolecules, cells, tissues, or living subjects interact mechanically with their environment and to use this knowledge to understand disease and repair processes and/or to guide the design of technological solutions to rehabilitate subjects with injuries or disabilities.

Course options:
BE 455 Continuum Biomechanics 
*BE 490 Independent Research in Bioengineering 
BE 510 Biomech & Biotrans 
BE 514 Rehab Engineering & Design 
BE 570 Biomechatronics 
BE 561 Musculoskeletal Biology and Bioengineering 
MSE 650 Mechanics of Nano and Biomaterials

Therapeutics, Drug Delivery and Nanomedicine

Encompasses drug discovery, drug design, manufacturing, preparation of micro- and nanodelivery platforms, gene and cell therapy, innovations in targeting, controllable drug release, biodegradation and the mathematical modeling of these systems.

Course options: 
*BE 490 Independent Research in Bioengineering 
BE 554 ENG Biotechnology   
BE 555/CBE 555 Nanoscale Systems Biology   
BE 562 Drug Discovery & Develop   
CBE 557 Stem Cells, Proteomics & Drug Delivery - Soft Matter Fundamentals 
CBE 563 Dev & Manuf of Biopharm 
CBE 564 Drug Delivery